The average treatment costs forsome common cancers range from $100,000 to $300,000. (Photo:Shutterstock)

Employers already having a tough time managing health care costs for employees face a specialchallenge when it comes to cancer. In 2017 alone, costs for cancer caretopped $147 billion. But it's not just the cost vexing employers;they also must keep up with constant advances inboth technology and treatment methods.

According to the report “Achieving Value in Cancer Care” from theNational Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions, there areways for employers to collaborate with health plans and providersto provider higher-value, patient-centered care.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.